“I believe…” Neil Gaiman

art of the imagination - josephine wall

Art of the Imagination – Josephine Wall

I believe that mankind’s destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when I was a kid, that it’s aerodynamically impossible for a bumble bee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle…and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself.

I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn’t even know that I’m alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck.

I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn’t done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what’s going on will lie about the little things too.

I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman’s right to choose, a baby’s right to live, that while all human life is sacred there’s nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system.

I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you’re alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it.”

― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

“Aesop had some hidden tales…”

'a' to 'z' writing prompt poster #6
A-Z Writing Challenge #6
“Aesop had some hidden tales…”

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Aesop had some hidden tales, one was told
Beginning always at the start
Come to hear what Aesop has to say
Darkness will be rolling in soon
Everyone needs to be in their places

Far away, a young maiden was lost
Going out for a walk one day
Her senses were all aflutter
Identifying her path became impossible
Joining her on her way the sounds of animals
Killer animals, she felt they might be
Lions and Tigers haunted her lands
Multiple species could be walking with her
Never would she see their faces
Only hearing the sound of their voices
Prepared she was not to protect herself
Quite alone was she among the wolves of nature
Retracing her steps she turned about in circles
Soon she was more lost than before
Tales such as this one does have a moral
Under no circumstances wander in the wild alone
Very important to bring a brave fighting companion
Wilder are the animals when smelling her fear
Xenophanes, with no thoughts to the outcome
Yelling out would be futile, only arousing appetites
Zach, would do; but in carelessness, she left him behind

The End

© jk 2015

“Universal Illumination”


The first words measured the time
The last words came with the rhyme
In between the words passing quickly
Circled the words of love
Fearing to be spoken
Scared they will be understood

No walking but forward
Further into your life
Walls faltering
Threatening to crash in
Just keep pushing toward the Light

The Light that brightens the Sun
Not the voice calling out
Notifying the end is done
Hold in your thoughts instead remembering
Near is as far as you want it to Be

© jk – just now 2015

#11 universal kaleidoscope (c) jkm 2015

#11 universal kaleidoscope (c) jkm 2015

“The Story just goes on…”

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“There are no happy endings…
There are no endings,
happy or otherwise.
We all have our own stories
which are just part of the one Story
that binds both this world and Faerie.
Sometimes we step into each others stories
– perhaps just for a few minutes,
perhaps for years –
and then we step out of them again.
But all the while,
the Story just goes on.”

― Charles de Lint, Dreams Underfoot



Did I know
What I was l seeking?

To find understanding
To discover purpose

Meaning with sense
All hidden when young

One day I fall on my head
Suddenly the senses awaken

Direction becomes magnetic
Paths open to unknown

Just follow wisely
What one seeks may just be found

Stories wanting to be told
Life wanting exposure

At this point
Fantasy and Reality merge

© jk 2015

#9 Imagination (c) jkm 2015

#9 Imagination (c) jkm 2015


Haiku Writing Challenge #53 – Guide & Mad
Words: Guide & Mad


Mad Hatter and Cheshire Cat by Foggy Kay – Deviant Art


Guide to Mad Hatter
Showing you how to reach him
Smiles the Cheshire Cat

sherlock holmes genius insane madness

Sherlock Holmes Genius Insane Madness


Angry when insane
Guides you sane when you are calm
Insane to be sane

© jk 2015


Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge #53 – Guide & Mad

‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Challenge #2 – “Another thing I remember…”

‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Challenge #2

“Another thing I remember…”

'a' to 'z' writing prompt poster


Another thing I remember
Beginning when I was young
Children should be seen
Don’t make a sound
Everything must be calm
Forget about play
Go to your room
Heard that phrase often
I was silent as a mouse
Just ask my cat
Kipper was my friend
Loved me most of all
Made me feel noticed
No one gave me time
One day she went away
Playing in Heaven now
Quietly I cried missing her
Running away came to mind
Staying with my family NEVER
Tortured was what I felt
Unless I could hide
Vultures surrounded me
Waiting for their pickings
X-rays for broken bones
Yet there was no concern
Zoning out was the only answer

by Jennifer Kiley
‘the secret keeper’

‘A’ to ‘Z’ Writing Prompt Challenge #2 – “Another thing I remember…”